Learn, Restore, Research. Our programs are tailored to enhance the public’s knowledge of the Reserve’s ecosystem, and allow them to participate in sustaining these vital natural spaces. See all our program options below.

ExperTalk Series

The ExperTalk Series is a great way for members of the community to learn more about topics related to Bolsa Chica, such as local plants and wildlife, restoration practices, nutrient cycling within wetlands, environmental conservation, Native American history, and other relative ecology topics such as drought-tolerant landscaping!


The Bolsa Chica Conservancy offers a full spectrum of educational opportunities and activities for students in grades TK-College.


Ever since its inception in 1990, the BCC has been dedicated to improving habitats. Our objectives are twofold; not only is the cleanup of trash & debris important, but the removal of non-native invasive plants is just as crucial. These seemingly simple tasks make up the backbone of our restoration efforts.

  • Harriet Wieder Regional Park. The Bolsa Chica Conservancy’s Harriett Wieder Regional Park project is a 9.5ac restoration site located within Harriett M. Wieder Regional Park in Huntington Beach.
  • Rabbit Island. A 55-acre man-made island in the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, named after its resemblance of the shape of a rabbit.
  • Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Spanning over 1,400 acres in size, the BCER is a valuable wetland habitat for many different species of animals and plants.
  • Special Projects. Opportunities to have a scout project performed at the reserve.


The Bolsa Chica Conservancy offers programs in the efforts of researching and understanding the natural environment and how it impacts us.

  • Eyes on Nest Sites (EONS). Monitor nesting success of the endangered California Least Tern and threatened Western Snowy Plover colonies at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
  • Bird Surveys. Survey the bird populations at the reserve.